Item 01: John Duncan McRae diary, 5 October-11 December 1917 - Page 81
I asked him where he lived & to my surprise he told me Watkin St. and further, he lives in the terrace at the side of our place, six doors from the end, and it was he who used to practise bicycling on that patent rider that used to make so much noise & he remembers the children looking over the back fence at him. Strange is seems that we should meet so far away!
Fourth Sunday at sea and still well & happy. Wind arose from the north last night and is blowing fairly strongly. At about 2.30 this morning myself & a number of other sleepers were surprised in our deck bunks by an extra large wave which